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Belgium

With proud we introduce you to our homeland: Belgium.

 

A very small country in Europe with a major role in the history books. It is best known for its delicious chocolate, the best fries and a huge diversity of tasty beers. But Belgium has a lot more to offer than just food: interesting cities, beautiful nature and so much more. There is something for everyone. Best of all: as Belgium is only 30,689 km², everything is relatively close to each other. In addition, you can easily move around and everything is easily accessible.

Best Time to visit

It is hard to tell what’s the best time to visit Belgium, as the weather here can be very unpredictable.

Temperatures are usually moderate, but most people prefer spring and summer to visit Belgium. During this period, the temperatures are warmer and it is less likely to rain. Keep in mind that the summer months are high season in Belgium, making everything more expensive and busier.

Therefore spring and fall are the best periods to visit Belgium, taking into account the weather and the crowds.

During winter it can be a bit colder and wetter, with sometimes a little bit of snow. There can even be a kind of cozy vibe, especially during the Holidays with lovely Christmas markets and events!

Practical

Despite being a small country, 3 languages are officially spoken in Belgium: Dutch (Flemish), French and (a very small part) German. Besides these 3 languages, most people in the Flemish part also speak fluent English. So as a tourist you have quite a choice to communicate with our population.

The official currency in Belgium is Euro (€) and you can pay by card almost anywhere. If not, you will find an ATM on almost every street corner where you can withdraw money.

Belgium is a member of the European Union and Schengen Area, making it easy for travelers from other EU countries to visit without a visa.

This also means that the European roaming regulation applies here and you can therefore use your mobile data if you come from another EU country.

Tap water in Belgium is completely safe to drink.

Belgium has two types of power plugs: Type C and E. They operate on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

The time zone in Belgium is in summer GMT+2 and in winter GMT+1.

Capital City

Brussels

Population

± 11.500.000

Currency

Euro – €

Language

Dutch, French & German

Driving side

Right

Calling code

+32

Power plugs

C and F

Time zone

Winter GMT +1
Summer GMT +2

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